Another Country and design studio Ekkist have collaborated to launch the Ori Collection, a range that demonstrates how design can improve well-being. The collection is now available from Another Country’s Marylebone showroom or online at anothercountry.com.
The Ori range is designed by Design Director of Another Country, Catherine Aitken, and inspired by the well-being design principles incorporated in the Ekkist and Studio McLeod-designed concept dwelling, ‘Ori House’.
Ekkist designs and creates buildings that focus on enhancing human health and well-being through a unique design framework, focusing on natural materials, light, air quality and aesthetics. Ekkist’s core ethos is that architecture and design can be harnessed to improve our overall quality of life, health and happiness, and their work is based on principles of the WELL Building Standard.
Another Country was founded in 2010 and has built a loyal following for its designs in contemporary craft furniture and accessories. It aims to deliver quality and longevity at fair prices; its products are built to last, both in terms of construction and style. Another Country's products are made from sustainably harvested timbers and they make use of both time-honoured craft techniques and modern technology to manufacture in as sustainable a way as possible.
The Ori House’s attributes have now become a source of inspiration for Another Country and Ekkist’s joint collaboration. The two companies’ shared values, of beauty, functionality and sustainability, allowed the partnership to flourish.
Catherine Aitken says, “The ethos of Another Country fits perfectly with that of Ekkist: the focus is on creating welcoming, sustainable and non-toxic homes that will last. With a renewed emphasis placed on the materials we surround ourselves with, the Ori Collection celebrates a home environment more connected to nature. The raw materials for this collection were carefully selected so they contribute to a healthy home environment whilst the design outcomes allow a flexible, light filled approach to living.”
Another Country founder, Paul de Zwart, comments: “We see ourselves as purveyors of the natural home and this was the perfect opportunity to collaborate with the minds behind the Ori House. This is what the future should look like for both the house itself and the furniture inside.”
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